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Record Group: 0 C
Record Sub-Group: 12
Records Title: UMC; University General; Memorabilia; Donations
Volume: 10 cubic feet, 12.5 linear feet
Scope and Content Note
This Record Sub-Group includes memorabilia relating to the University of Missouri-Columbia. Sources of this material include alumni, the MU Alumni Association, the MU Board of Curators, the MU Board of Visitors, the University Advisory Council, fraternities, student clubs, the University Co-Op, the Athenean Society, the Philological Club, the Inter-Society Contest of 1886, Ellis Library Special Collections, and the Union Literary Society.
Former Series #1 C:0/3/3
UMC; University General; Alumni Association; Class Reunions, Orations, etc.
This Series has been enlarged to a full inventory. Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This former series contains copies of addresses and orations delivered before the Alumni, as well as photographs and memorabilia from class reunions and commencement (1856-1992).
Series 2. - C:0/46/51 (A05-62)
This Series contains a ledger kept by Gideon Franklin Rothwell, (ca. 1857-1864). The ledger contains the text to Rothwell's valedictory address given to the graduating class of the University of Missouri in 1857, his address to the Philalethian Society of Mount Pleasant College, (1858), numerous pieces of poetry and prose, and transcriptions of correspondence. The ledger also includes the text of the valedictory address made by Rothwell's wife Elizabeth M. Ragland to the graduating class of Adelphai College, Boonville.
Note to Researcher: The ledger was donated by Frank Rothwell IV and Sissy Rothwell.
Former Series #3 C:0/22/1 (A77-45)
UMC; University General; Francis Quadrangle; Administrative Records
This Series has been relocated to a new page. Please follow this link to reach the new location. This Series contains a copy of the application to include the Francis Quadrangle in the U.S. Department of Interior National Park Service's Register of Historic Places.
Former Series #4 C:0/46/7 (A78-38; A80-11; A83-34; A96-100)
University General; Memorabilia; Postcards
This Series has been enlarged to a full inventory. Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This Series contains postcards depicting the University of Missouri-Columbia campus, the city of Columbia, Missouri, local points of interest and Dayton, Tennessee (1900-1965).
Former Series #5 C:0/46/1
UMC; University General; Memorabilia; Reports and Publications
This Series has been enlarged to a full inventory. Please follow this link to reach the inventory.This former Series includes materials from the University's Schools, departments, and colleges. Included in this former series are photographs of History Department Faculty (1907-1912), a copy of the Constitution And By-Laws Of The Union Literary Society Of The University Of The State Of Missouri (1893), University of Missouri Library memorabilia (1907-1937), and memorabilia of the Missouri State Military School (1894-1906), the MU Museum of Biology, the MU College of Agriculture (1894), and College of Education (including MU Normal School Catalogues).
Series 6. - C:0/46/2
This Series contains the Bible given to the University of Missouri Medical Center at its opening ceremonies by Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Middlebush, (11/10/1956).
Note to Researcher: For the guest register book which contains a list of guests at the opening ceremonies, see Record Group 14 C, Sub-Group 2, Series 3.
Series 7. - C:0/46/4 (A83-100)
Series Seven contains one twenty-four inch square newsprint broadside describing the procedure mandated by the Missouri State Assembly, "To Provide For The Institution And Support of A State University...," also known as the Geyer Act, (1839).
Note to Researcher: This document is in extremely fragile condition. A digital image of the broadside is available here.
Note to Archivist: A scan of the broadside is available.
Former Series #8 C:0/46/6 (various; A97-99)
UMC; University General; Memorabilia; Posters
This Series has been enlarged to a full inventory. Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This Series contains posters relating to the University of Missouri events and MU student activities, (1904-- ). Subjects include theatre, debate, Read Hall (MU's first women's dormitory), Student Unions, Athletics, Speeches, Concerts, and Arts and Science Week.
Note to Researchers: For a humorous poster entitled "Look What Mizzou Has For You" (1983), see Record Group 1 C, Sub-Group 23, Series 4. For warnings from sophomores to freshmen (ca. 1925), see Record Group 22 C, Sub-Group 16 and Record Group 9 C, Sub-Group 10, Series 1. For a broadside printing of the Geyer Act, see Series 7 of this Sub-Group (above). For a poster showing photos of UMC buildings (1895), see Record Group 0C, Sub-Group 6, Series 12. For a poster of the 1912 Farmer's Fair, see Record Group 3 C, Sub-Group 47. For other posters, including a St. Pat's Day 1908 poster, see Record Group 9 C, Sub-Group 10, Series 7 and University Theatre posters see Record Group 6 C, Sub-Group 32, Series 3). For glass negatives of County Fair, Hobo Day, sophomores vs. freshmen, 1911-1914, see Record Group 11 C, Sub-Group 14, Series 1.
Series 9. - C:0/46/8
Included in this Series are one Master of Arts Degree (1880), two Normal School Certificates (1890 and 1892), and three Bachelor of Laws Degrees (1884, 1895, and 1897), awarded by the respective University of Missouri-Columbia schools and colleges.
Series 10. - C:0/46/11
This Series contains two scrapbooks compiled by MU students Agnes M. Lapp and James F. Wilson. One scrapbook contains news clippings concerning University of Missouri (1892-1907), one whole newspaper Columbia Missouri Herald (06/05/1891) containing a program and text of addresses from the 1891 University of Missouri Commencement. The second scrapbook contains materials concerning student life and activities, including photographs, dance cards, post cards, news clippings, floor plans of University Boarding Clubs (1899 and l9l3-1917). Also included in the second volume are newspaper clippings whose topics include the inauguration of MU President Richard H. Jesse, the Academic Hall fire and plans for rebuilding, founding of MU's Alumni chapter, mandatory chapel attendance, general student activities, football and other athletics, the M.S.U. Tiger (05/02/1894), abolition of MU's Preparatory Department, and hazing of Freshmen by upper classmen.
Note to Researchers: Another copy of the M.S.U. Tiger can be found in Record Group 1 UW, Sub-Group 4.
Series 11. - C:0/46/16 (A79-48)
This Series contains memorabilia donated by Emeline L. Bell of Independence, Missouri. Included in this Series are issues of the MU's student publications and pamphlets such as, The Asterisk (1904), The Missouri Oven (1907), a bulletin entitled: "Education for Agriculture" (1909), The Docket (a 1909 publication of the University of Missouri School of Law). The Series also contains a "Programme Of The Week," for MU's 67th Annual Commencement (1909), a publication of "The Glee Club and Mandolin Club of the University of Missouri" (1909-1910), and an MU "Commencement Week Program" (1917), as well as a photographs of C. E. Dewey (1898) and William Hickman Hill, M.D., (1900).
Note to Researcher: For another copy of the 1907 The Missouri Oven, see Record Group 22 C, Sub-Group 21. For related publications, see Record Group 22 C, Sub-Group 7, Series 23.
Series 12. - C:0/46/19 (A75-67; A97-116)
In this Series are MU-related memorabilia collected by MU Alumna Sarah W. Bess. Included in this Series are copies of Our Native Land... (ca. 1889), Stories of the States - Missouri (1913), Women of the Mansion, Missouri, 1821-1936 (1936), Wartime Suggestions to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Refrigerator (1943), and A Workbook for Missouri History (1946). Also included in the Series are copies of the Works Progress Administration Rules, Regulations, Information,... (1935), MU Commencement Programs for 1926 and 1931, a 1926 BS in Business Administration Degree (received by John Dysart Weidemeyer), "25 Genuine Photographs of the University of Missouri," boxed set of ready-to-mail, black-and-white photographs (ca. l920), and three photographs of the Francis Quadrangle Columns.
(2/3 c.f, UMLD1; OSF, MC)
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by following this link.
Series 13. - C:0/46/20 (A88-86)
This Record Series contains two items of MU memorabilia collected by Vona Mae Vance (BS Education, 1919). Included in this Series are a Commencement Program (1919) and one leather pillow cover with "Missouri" written on it.
(1/3 c.f., Ellis)
Series 14. - C:0/46/21 (A93-58)
This Record Series contains two items of MU memorabilia, both related to the University's Police Force. Included in this series are an Officer's badge and a metal whistle (ca. 1930).
(Env., Small Holdings Box 8)
Series 15. - C:0/47/13 (A90-138)
In this Series are twenty-one color photographs of Red Skelton's press conference at the University of Missouri-Columbia Chancellor's Residence (11/03/1989), as-well-as a Columbia Tribune article advertising a Hearnes Center performance by Skelton (11/04/1989), and a press-packet concerning Mr. Skelton.
(OSF, Small Holdings Box 4)
Former Series #16 C:0/49/2
UMC; University General; Memorabilia; Donations; Ellis Library Special Collections; Vertical File. This Series has been microfilmed and enlarged to a full inventory. Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This former Series contains an assortment of programs, calendars, news releases, flyers, announcements, and newspaper clippings with general information concerning the University of Missouri-Columbia. (1913-1974).
Series 17. - C:0/46/10 (A98-107)
This Series contains fifty copy photographs in a scrapbook, most taken from Savitar yearbooks and College of Agriculture Bulletins and believed to be collected by William Perry Woods, (ca. 1903). Woods was a junior medical student and Savitar representative. The pictures include campus scenes and buildings.
(Env., Small Holdings Box 4)
Note to Researcher: To view images from the Woods scrapbook click here.
Series 18. - C:0/46/13
This Series holds memorabilia pertaining to Mary Paxton Keeley, first woman graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School. Included in this Series is a photograph by Keeley that won the first Women's Press Award. The Series also includes Keeley's photographs of Chalybate Spring pagoda on the MU campus, as well as photographs of the burning of Academic Hall, postcards of the 1906 MU football team and the Sarah Gentry house. The Series contains correspondence concerning Keeley's mother's days as an MU coed (1870) and newspaper clippings concerning saving the Francis Quadrangle Columns and articles written by Mary Paxton Keeley.
Note to Archivist: It seems that at some point C:22/9/2 was added to or used to create C:0/46/13. In January of 2022, collection number C:22/9/2 was removed from the finding aids as a discrete collection.
Series 19. - C:0/46/22 (A98-77)
This Series contains two items donated by a 1915 MU graduate: one pillow cover with a black "M" on one side, "Missouri" on the other, and one pin in the shape of a column, inscribed with "Missouri 1915."
(1/3 c.f., UMLD1)
Series 20. - C:0/3/14 (A99-95)
This Series contains a collection of buttons from the MU basketball program, the MU Sesquicentennial, New Student and Parent programs, "B for Missouri's Future," College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Hatch Act Centennial, Mort Walker Scholar-in-Residence, and Mizzou Alum. It also contains a paperweight announcing the ground-breaking ceremony of Donald W. Reynolds Alumni Center and a commemorative ashtray regarding the dedication of Memorial Stadium in 1926, (1926-1992).
(1/6 c.f., UMLD1)
Series 21. - C:0/46/28 (A00-43)
This Series contains a scrapbook donated by Mary Jo Dempsey, a 1941 graduate from the School of Journalism. She was employed at the Greeley Daily Tribune for forty-one years. She began the scrapbook in August 1940 and collected materials throughout the remainder of her senior year. There are 5x3 black and white photographs of classmates, her dorm room, the Columns, homecoming against Kansas University, and of ROTC Parade Day. In addition, there are newspaper clippings regarding campus activities, Wendell Willkie's campaign, and other political events. She also included several University of Missouri football programs from 1940, a program for the County Fair on University High Fair Grounds, a "Margin for Error" program, 1941 Journalism Week program, a graduation tassel (red for journalism), along with other materials. In addition to the scrapbook, this Series also contains a 15" x 12" black and gold wool stuffed dog, a gold-colored bracelet with the University of Missouri Seal on it, an 18" x 5 1/2" black and gold wool Missouri pennant, a copy of the Journalism Alumni News dated November 15, 1943, a single copy of the 50th Anniversary Times dated April, 1959, and Ponderation, a selection of poems written and illustrated by Ms. Dempsey.
(OSB, Ellis; 1 c.f., 007326)
Series 22. - C:0/46/29 (A94-42)
This Series contains short biographies of Elizabeth Reeder Schwartz and Charles Walsh Schwartz donated to Ellis Library Special Collections by the Schwartzes. Included in the Series is an MU News Release, dated 11/12/1959, announcing the publication of the Schwartzes' book, The Wild Mammals of Missouri. Also included in the Series are photographic prints and negatives, and matte and metal engraving plates of Mr. and Dr. Schwartz working on the University of Missouri Press book. Elizabeth Reeder Schwartz earned a Ph.D. degree from the University of Missouri and Charles Walsh Schwartz earned the A.B. and A.M. degrees from MU. Both authors were awarded an honorary D.Sc. degree by the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1975.
(1/6 c.f., UMLD1)
Series 23. - C:0/46/17 (A01-83)
This Series contains a "Missouri 1908" gold column pin, which MU student Harry Frazer Sedwick acquired upon his graduation. The pin was donated by Sedwick's son, John Sedwick.
Note to Archivist: This Series is stored with C:0/46/22 (Series 19, described above.)
Series 24. - C:0/46/30 (A97-102)
This Series contains a set of six Who's Who at Moo Moo Mizzou posters (1992-1998). These posters featured photographs of MU students. The posters were designed by MU alumnus David Roloff to promote his graphic designs and the Moo Moo Mizzou shirts. In addition to the posters this Series contains photographs and negatives taken and used in the poster designs by Roloff.
Series 25. - C:0/46/31 (A01-129)
This Series contains one wool "Missouri" pillow with the colors gold and black (ca. 1925). There is fringe around the edge of the pillow, and it was received having suffered moth damage. John I. Denny, a 1948 graduate in Public Administration, and his wife Dorris I. Denny, a 1948 graduate in Home Economics, donated this pillow. John and Dorris Denny purchased the pillow at the estate sale of Herman Thielmann in New Melle, Missouri, ca. 1971. Thielmann (1893-1969), to whom the pillow belonged, received a B.S. in Agriculture in 1923 and a B.S. in Journalism in 1925 at MU.
Series 26. - C:0/46/32 (A01-132)
This Series contains 17 metal engraving plates affixed to small wooden blocks (ca. 1917). These engraving plates were used for a Daily Missourian publication, (ca. 1917), and a Missouri Alumnus publication concerning the 50th reunion of the University of Missouri graduating class of 1867 (6/16/1917). Plates 1-7 contain images of the faculty members and administrators who taught the 1867 graduates. Those included are: Professor Joseph Ficklin, Professor J. V. C. Karnes, President John H. Lathrop, Professor George H. Matthews, Dr. J. G. Norwood, President Daniel Read, and Professor Oren Root. Plates 8-17 contain images of the graduates. Those included are: John T. Aldridge, Thomas A. Arnold, W. Lenoir Church, M. Allen Elston, James R. Evans, Luke Evans, William C. Grainger, Gardiner Lathrop, Lewis C. Nelson, and Edward W. Stephens. All of the engraving plates were used for the Daily Missourian article, but only the plates for the graduates were used in the Missouri Alumnus article.
Note to Archivist: Attached to the box list are photocopies of the Daily Missourian article, the Missouri Alumnus article, and the senior list for the class of 1867. This collection is stored with collection C:0/46/19, Box 2
Series 27. - C:0/46/33
This Series contains a plaque presented to the University of Missouri-Columbia Walter Williams Library by the Alumni of the School of Journalism (05/11/1934). The Walter Williams Library was established in 1908 and was located in Jay H. Neff Hall.
(FF, Small Holdings Box 1)
Series 28. - C:0/46/35 (A02-04)
This Series contains a 9"x15" New York State Senate Proclamation from Senator Serphin R. Maltese honoring Mort Walker "upon the 50th anniversary of his comic strip 'Beetle Bailey'" (11/01/2001).
Series 29. - C:0/46/36 (A02-141)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri received from the State Historical Society of Missouri. Included in the Series is a baccalaureate diploma from the University of Missouri (1877) for Alexander E. Douglass and certificates from the Normal School (1901) and the Military Department (1901) of the University of Missouri for Evertt Elmo Biggs. Additional memorabilia in this Series is the doctoral hood for the honorary degree conferred on William Polk Jesse in 1956, a large poster depicting Columbia and Rolla campus buildings (ca. 1903), and a wooden plaque with the University Seal (in metal) attached (n.d.).
(OSF, MC; OSB, Ellis; Tube, Ellis, TU)
Series 30. - C:0/46/38 (A02-151)
This Series contains materials donated by the family of Paul Tipton who graduated from the University of Missouri in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. The donation consists of a colored photograph of Memorial Tower (n.d.) taken from the east, a University of Missouri view book (ca. 1915), and a souvenir publication of the Missouri Exhibit at the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago entitled A Century of Progress of Missouri in Pictures.
Series 31. - C:0/46/39 (A02-160)
This Series contains memorabilia associated with University of Missouri Alumnus, Donald W. Reynolds (1976-1992). Donald W. Reynolds received a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri in 1927. He was the owner of Donrey Media Group and in 1988 donated 9 million dollars to the University of Missouri-Columbia which was used to build the Reynolds Alumni Center. Included in the Series are periodicals and newspapers with articles relating to Reynolds as well as two scrapbooks, one presented by the Alumni Association commemorating Reynolds's participation in the 1988 Homecoming celebrations as the Grand Marshal, the other concerning the Reynolds Alumni Center. The Series also contains an award recognizing Reynolds's leadership as chairman of the Development Fund Board of Directors (1976-1977), a plaque from the Big M Club, a Distinguished Service in Journalism Medal from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism and an ink caricature of Reynolds.
Series 32. - C:0/46/42 (A03-38)
This Series contains an item of memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (ca. 1906). The item is a small, silk bookmark with an embroidered seal of the University. The bookmark was an insert in an Egyptienne Luxury cigarette pack. The item was received from Ellis Library Special Collections.
(Env., Small Holdings Box 8)
Series 33. - C:0/46/43 (A03-62)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (1908). The memorabilia consist of a scrapbook of University of Missouri alumnus James S. Summers. The scrapbook contains numerous photographic prints of scenes from the Columbia campus and surrounding area, including the YMCA building, St. Patrick's Day events on the quadrangle, and May Day events. Also included are two postcards depicting University show herds and flocks. Summers was a member of the Class of 1908 in the College of Arts and Science. The scrapbook was donated by Don and Beverly Summers.
(1/6 c.f.: Shoebox, Ellis)
Series 34. - C:0/46/44 (A03-92)
This Series contains a framed 16x12 broadsheet of the "State University, Columbia, Mo," (1875), which offers a bird's-eye view of the Columbia campus.
(Broadsheet, Reading Room)
Note to Researcher: See C:0/46/89 for the drawing on which this view is based.
Note to Archivist: Digitals versions of the broadsheet are stored on a CD-R located in Small Holdings Box 1
Series 35. - C:0/46/45 (A03-98)
This Series contains a baccalaureate diploma in Education from the University of Missouri for Etha Daly, (1920). The back of the diploma bears the autograph of General John Joseph Pershing who received an honorary degree from the University of Missouri during the 1920 Commencement. The diploma was donated by James D. Kowal in honor and memory of his mother, Etha Daly Kowal.
Note to Researcher: See the donation correspondence for information regarding the middle name "Wight" used on the diploma.
Series 36. - C:0/46/50 (A05-19)
This Series contains the diploma and two hand-written copies of the doctoral thesis of Absalom Kerns. Kerns graduated from the University of Missouri-affiliated Medical Department in St. Louis in 1849.
Note to Archivist: The Series also contains a translation from the Latin of the diploma that was most likely done while the items were held by Special Collections, Ellis Library, University of Missouri-Columbia.
Series 37. - C:0/46/53 (A06-32)
This Series contains one copy of William Benjamin Smith's book entitled James Sidney Rollins, Memoir, (1891). The volume includes a biographical sketch of Rollins as well as a selection of his correspondence and speechs.
Note to Researcher: A copy of James Sidney Rollins, Memoir is also available in the Reading Room of University Archives. William Benjamin Smith was a Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri.
Note to Archivist: The volume in this Series was placed on deposit with University Archives by the Rollins Society of the University of Missouri-Columbia. Please see the box list or the relevant donor correspondence file for additional details.
Series 38. - C:0/46/54 (A06-50)
This Series contains memorabilia, (1910-1970, bulk 1914-1919), of the University of Missouri collected by MU alumni Dudley Ward Dehoney, Jr., (Bachelor of Science in Engineering, 1919), and James Lavelle Dehoney. The memorabilia consist of a photograph album, (ca. 1921), a commencement program, (1919), dance cards, (1912-1919), Homecoming and Pep booklets, (ca. 1916-1921), two issues of the Savitar, (1919, 1921), fraternity and society pins, a freshman beanie, Phi Kappa Psi publications and programs, (1914-1926), Class of 1922 broadsides, University of Missouri announcement bulletins for various departments, (1916-1919), and commemorative MU Football glass tumblers, (1966-1970). Also included in this Series are course-related records for Dudley W. Dehoney, including assignments, exercises, exam booklets, and engineering drawings and plans, (1915-1919). The Dehoney memorabilia was donated by Jim Knehans.
(1 c.f., 056359; OSB, Ellis; OSF, MC; Rolls 815, 816, 817)
Series 39. - C:0/46/55 (A06-70; A11-04)
This Series contains memorabilia of the 307th College Training Detachment (Aircrew) at the University of Missouri-Columbia, (1943). The memorabilia consist of a pennant of the University of Missouri Air Corps Cadets of the U.S. Army Air Forces. Attached to the pennant is a 'Good Conduct' ribbon. Also included in the Series are photographs taken in and around Columbia circa 1943. The photographs include depictions of soldiers on the parade grounds, marching, and lining up for meals at Crowder Hall; downtown Columbia taken from the top of the Tiger Hotel; MU campus; Stephens lake; the Missouri river; etc. All items in this Series were donated by Alan Lee Gray, who trained with the University of Missouri Air Corps Cadets in 1943.
Note to Researcher: An image of the pennant is available here: 1943 pennant.
Series 40. - C:0/46/57 (A07-54)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (ca. 1934, 1963), collected by MU alumnus Lelan Scammahorn Ryan (Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, 1934). Included in the Series are a view book of the College of Agriculture, (ca. 1934), and a commemorative desk weight for the seventy-fifth anniversary of Sanborn Field, (1963). The desk weight contains a soil sample from Plot 23.
(1/6 c.f., UMLD1)
Note to Archivist: The Ryan memorabilia was donated by his granddaughter, Sarah R. Hill.
Series 41. - C:0/46/58 (A07-83)
This Series contains memorabilia of University of Missouri alumna Virginia Childers (Master of Education, 1966 and Master of Arts in Library Science, 1972). The Series contains an Official Manual of the State of Missouri, 1943-1944, an August 1961 Northwest Missouri State College Commencement Program, a June 1967 University of Missouri Commencement Program, and a set of 1997 personalized MU license plates.
(Env., Small Holdings Box 8)
Note to Archivist: The material was donated by Virginia's sister Martha Childers. The manual is stored with the collection of Missouri Manuals in the Archives Reading Room.
Series 42. - C:0/46/59 (A07-88)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (ca. 1934-1935), collected by MU alumna Alice Effie Wykoff (Bachelor of Science in Education and Home Economics, 1935). The memorabilia consist of pages from a scrapbook mostly made up of photographs of the MU campus and the surrounding area, including images of the quadrangle in winter and Memorial Stadium.
(FF, Small Holdings Box 1)
Note to Archivist: The Wykoff memorabilia was donated by her son, Ronald E. Ponzar.
Series 43. - C:0/46/61 (A08-11)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (ca. 1970), collected by MU alumnus Philip Fisher Rahm (Bachelor of Arts, 1940). The memorabilia consist of three prints (photo-mechanical reproductions of drawings by artist M. Cason) of scenes from the Columbia campus, including Jesse Hall, Memorial Union, and the Journalism Archway. The prints were received by Rahm from the Development Fund offices in Jesse Hall.
(FF, Small Holdings Box 1)
Note to Archivist: The prints were donated by Barb Christopher, grand-daughter of Philip Rahm.
Series 44. - C:0/46/62 (A08-71)
This Series contains memorabilia created and collected by MU alumnus John Marcus Evvard (Master of Science in Agriculture, 1909). The memorabilia, (ca. 1907-1909), consists of a photograph album that includes family photographs as well as scenes from in and around the Columbia campus. The Columbia shots depict, among others: Whitten Hall from the east and the west; the quadrangle; a campus military parade; Kappa Alpha Theta house; laying of the cornerstone for the Agricultural Building; Engineering Week; Farmers' Week; and the Switzler Hall bell. Evvard served as an assistant to Dean Henry Waters in the College of Agriculture from 1907 until 1910. A number of Evvard's photographs were used in the 1909 edition of the Savitar.
Note to Researcher: The memorabilia was received from Dale Smith in Alumni Publications at the University of Missouri. Smith wrote an article about Evvard for the Summer 2008 issue of the alumni magazine, Mizzou.
Series 45. - C:0/3/29 (A09-56)
This Series contains memorabilia items, (1989), received by the Alumni Association from Richard N. Richards (BS Chemical Engineering, 1969). Richards was the Grand Marshal of the 1989 Homecoming Parade. He subsequently donated to the Alumni Association the following items: a framed MU Sesquicentennial Banner carried by Richards aboard the 1989 NASA Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-28); a photograph of Richards with a dedication to the Alumni Association; a presentation certificate and insignia from the shuttle crewmen; and a few photographs of the Shuttle Columbia.
(OSF and Banner: OSF, Ellis; Banner, Ellis)
Series 46. - C:0/46/63 (A09-62)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (1927). The memorabilia consist of a small, silver medal with "Univ. of Missouri," "Interscholastic," and "1927" on the front. The back is inscribed "Chemistry." Most likely this is an awards medal for the Chemistry Contest of the 1927 Missouri Interscholastic Meet. The silver medal winner for the 1927 Chemistry Contest was Ruth Bergfeld from St. Louis, Missouri.
(FF, Small Holdings Box 1)
Note to Researcher: For additional information on the Missouri Interscholastic Meets, see C:0/51/4.
Note to Archivist: The memorabilia in Series 46 was received from the University of Missouri Office of Development.
Series 47. - C:0/46/66 (A10-59)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (2010). The memorabilia consist of two commemorative Beetle Bailey stamps (both cancelled) issued in 2010. One of the stamps is on an envelope sponsored by the United States Postal Service Central Missouri Postal Customer Council and the University of Missouri; the other is on the official program brochure mailer for the stamp unveiling ceremony.
(FF, Small Holdings Box 1)
Series 48. - C:0/46/67 (A11-01)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (ca. 1910-1924). The records consist of photographs removed from a scrapbook and include depictions of the 1913 football team, two downtown parades, (1912, ca. 1918), St. Patrick with escorts (ca. 1911), freshman paddling, (ca. 1910), and the first air-delivered goods (three typewriters) to Columbia, (ca. 1924). One photograph shows Walter Williams (?) demonstrating one of the newly arrived typewriters.
(FF, Small Holdings Box 1)
Note to Researcher: The photographs were donated by Katie Rodgers from material collected by her father Reuben Elmer "Bud" Lucas, Jr. (1937 MU student).
Series 49. - C:0/46/70 (A11-74)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (1947-1983). The memorabilia consist of the following: a copy of "Missouri in Memoriam - Alumni of the University of Missouri - World War II;" Volume 36/2 of Missouri Alumnus, (1947); 1948 Commencement material, including a program, a calendar of events, and a memorandum to candidates; 1983 Holiday Bowl material, including Kickoff and USS Kitty Hawk Carrier luncheon programs and a news release; a photograph of Marching Mizzou [?]; and a placard for the MU Alumni Association Hospitality Suite.
(1/6 c.f., UMLD1)
Note to Researcher: The memorabilia in Series 49 was collected by Harold Bailey Gallison (Bachelor of Arts, 1948) and donated by his wife Sherilyn Gallison. The material was transferred from the Alumni Association to University Archives in August of 2011.
Series 50. - C:0/46/71 (A11-84)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (ca. 1907, 1909). The memorabilia consist of sheet music published by the Allen Music Company of Columbia, Missouri. Mid the Hills of Old Missouri, (ca. 1907), is incomplete, and includes only "Mid the Hills" for male quartette. The set entitled U of M Songs, (ca. 1909), includes "Germany Land," "Dear Pal," and "I've Been Working on the Railroad." Also included in this Series are two other Allen Music titles: "Old Missouri" and "That Game called Love."
Note to Researcher: The memorabilia in Series 50 was donated by Linda Gallip Wright (Bachelor of Science in Education, 1962).
Series 51. - C:0/46/72 (A11-127)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (ca. 1979). The memorabilia consist of a felt patch depicting a tiger.
(Env., Small Holdings Box 1)
Note to Researcher: The patch was donated by Sandra Schiefer (Master of Arts in Library Science, 2008).
Series 52. - C:0/46/73 (A12-12)
This Series contains printed and duplicated material of the University of Missouri, (ca. 1890-1892). The memorabilia consist of the following: a program of the Forty-Ninth Annual Open Session of the Union Literary Society, (1890); a program of the Fourth Annual Contest of the Missouri Inter-Collegiate Oratorical Association, (ca. 1890); three copies of the program of the First Annual Open Session of the Bliss Lyceum, (April 28, 1890); a program of the Missouri State University YMCA, First Semester, (1890); a program of the Missouri State University YMCA, 1891-1892; The University Argus, Volume II, February 1892; and The University Argus, Volume II, March 1892.
(FF, Small Holdings Box 1)
Note to Researcher: Some of the printed and duplicated material in this Series were collected by University of Missouri Alumnus A. B. Elkin.
Additional copies of The University Argus can be found in C:22/00/1.
Series 53. - C:0/46/74 (A12-45)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (n.d.). The memorabilia consist of a black blanket with a gold "M", a plastic carrying case for the blanket, a black cap with a gold "MU", and an LP record entitled "The Music of Ol' Mizzou."
Note to Researcher: The memorabilia in this Series was received from the MU Alumni Association.
Series 54. - C:0/46/75 (A13-11)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (n.d.). The memorabilia consist of a small, octagonal pin with a large, gold "M" in the center, "U of" above, and "MO" below, all on a black background.
(Env., Small Holdings Box 2)
Note to Researcher: The memorabilia in this Series was received from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations. The item was originally given to Chancellor Brady Deaton by Walter L. Pfeffer (Bachelor of Arts, 1989).
Series 55. - C:0/46/76 (A13-65)
This series contains a small, multicolored, square pin with a large gold "M" and "MISSOURI" below and twenty-two buttons commemorating MU Athletics, the basketball program and specific football games (1966-2000).
Note to Researcher: The memorabilia in this Series was donated by Donald Brackhahn, former Special Assistant to the President for Alumni Relations.
Series 56. - C:0/46/79 (A14-102)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (1942-2009). The memorabilia was collected by alumnus Harold Bailey Gallison, Sr., (Bachelor of Arts in History, 1948), and includes the following items: magazine and newspaper clippings ("Don Faurot - Inventor of the Split T," Kiwanis Magazine, 1957, "The Start of Bob Steuber's Touchdown Run and Snow Scene," The Kansas City Star, 1942, "University of Missouri Alumni Meet," La Jolla Journal, 1958, "MU finds California support," Columbia Missourian, 1980), a press release ("Harold Bailey Gallison - Graduation and Election as College of Arts and Science Alumni Class President," 1948), a photographic print of Harold Bailey Gallison with wife Janet and Elmer and Ruth Ellis, (n.d.), stickers (Missouri pennant, Marching tiger with hat and rifle, n.d.), a leather-bound souvenir booklet of views of the University of Missouri, (ca. 1949), a booklet entitled "Mizzou Rah! - A Salute to Tiger Football," (1980), a University of Missouri folder (with tiger logo, n.d.), business cards for Gallison from Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, (n.d.), and a memorial brochure for Gallison, (2009). The Series also includes six prints (photo-mechanical reproductions of drawings) of scenes from the Columbia campus, including Jesse Hall, the Chancellor's Residence, Pickard Hall, the Columns, and Ellis Library, some of the prints are based on drawings by M. Cason and Stack.
(FF, Small Holdings Box 2)
Series 57. - C:0/46/80 (A15-29; A17-56)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (ca. 2014). The memorabilia pertains to the celebration of the University's 175th Anniversary and includes printed and duplicated material, cups, tote bags, posters, a paper weight, lapel pins, coasters, and other items. Also included in the Series are two banners: a large banner used during the celebration and signed by students and University staff and a smaller banner.
(3 1/3 c.f.: OSB, 011671; OSB, Ellis; Roll, 1589)
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by following this link.
Series 58. - C:0/46/81 (A15-68)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (ca. 1979). The memorabilia consist of a "University of Missouri Montage," line-engraved on a framed, 1/4-inch block of resin or similar material. The montage depicts 22 scenes of the Columbia campus, including Memorial Tower and Union, Hinkson Creek, Brewer Field House, the Shack, Crowder Hall, the Alumni Center, the Columns, Jesse Hall, etc. The montage is the work of artist David Frederick Gray and was issued in an edition of 900.
(Oversized Item, Ellis)
Note to Researcher: The montage was donated by William E. Palmquist (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1967; Master of Science in Accountancy, 1975), whose father, Edward M. Palmquist, former Professor of Botany and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Science, originally owned the piece.
Series 59. - C:0/46/82
This Series contains miscellaneous items of University of Missouri memorabilia received from the State Historical Society of Missouri, (ca. 1915-1927). The memorabilia consist of various medals from Interscholastic meets and a Missouri Valley Conference meet, (1926).
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by following this link.
Series 60. - C:0/46/83 (A16-23)
This Series contains a mounted, photographic reproduction of a full-length portrait painting of James Sidney Rollins. The mounting board bears the following inscription: "March 9th, 1885. For Mrs Maude Burnam from her affectionate Uncle, James S. Rollins." The original painting may be by George Caleb Bingham from 1871. The photograph is embossed in the lower right corner with the name of the photography studio, Thomas.
Note to Archivist: The photographic print was donated by C. Trenton Boyd, Distinguished Librarian Curator of Medical & Veterinary Historical Collections at the University of Missouri. He acquired the material at auction.
Series 61. - C:0/46/84 (A16-45)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (ca. 1898). The memorabilia consist of a terracotta statue of an eagle, originally in place as a finial on the east gable of Lathrop Hall. The statue was purchased by former Dean of Students Jack Matthews in 1961 when the original Lathrop Hall was razed. The Matthews family donated the eagle to the University in hopes of having it installed in the new Lathrop Hall dormitory.
(Statue, Reading Room)
Note to Archivist: The eagle was transferred from Residential Life to University Archives in June of 2016.
Series 62. - C:0/47/23 (A17-34)
This Series consists of a photographic negative and prints, (ca. 1921-1923). Subjects of the photographs include the Columns, Ellis Library reading room, North Gateway, Red Cross nurses, Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, Barnwarming, (1923), and groups of people in nature settings. Individuals identified in the photos include Helen Douglass Parks, Ralph Parks, Edith Payne, Edith Miller, and Mary Todd Gentry. One photo shows Gentry being crowned Barnwarming Queen by Agriculture Dean F.B. Mumford.
(FF, Small Holdings Box 9)
Note to Researcher: The materials in Series 62 were given to the Archives by alumnus Tom Prater (MA Theatre 1983, PhD Theatre 2003), a long-time advisor to the MU chapter of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
Series 63. - C:0/47/24 (A17-42)
This Series contains photographic materials donated by MU alumna Virginia Wallis (BJ, 1981). Included in the series are an 11"x14" sepia print of the Columns, and a DVD-R with scanned photographs of the Austin-Cline apartment building and of the home of Jessie and Ruby Cline. Also included are pages of notes written by Wallis, describing her experience living in the Austin-Cline apartments.
Series 64. - C:0/46/86 (A18-17)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (1879). The memorabilia consist of a Bachelor of Philosphy diploma for Joseph Tapley.
Note to Researcher: The diploma was received from the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection in April of 2018.
Series 65. - C:0/47/25 (A18-35)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (1985). The memorabilia consist of a color photographic print of the set of exterior door handles of the main south entrance (first floor) to Jesse Hall. The photograph was taken by Joe G. Dillard and, when originally framed, given the caption "It's a right-handed World."
(FF, Small Holdings Box Photographs 1)
Note to Researcher: The photograph in Series 65 was donated by MU alumnus Joe G. Dillard (BS Agriculture 1963, MA Fish and Wildlife 1965). According to Dillard, the calligraphy for the caption was done by Jim Keller.
Series 66. - C:0/46/87 (A19-30)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (1898). The memorabilia consist of a copy of the 1898 Savitar yearbook, as well as clippings of photographs from various publications. The yearbook appears to have belonged to Carl Maughmer (BS in Civil Engineering, 1899). The subjects of the photographs include the Junior Civil Engineering class; MU baseball player Charles E. Dewey; various labs and classrooms on the MU campus, including the Advanced Physical Laboratory, Quantitative Chemical Laboratory, Machine Shop, Biological Laboratory, Ladies' Parlor, and Archaeology Museum; and an unidentified bridge.
(1/6 c.f., Ellis)
Note to Archivist: The materials in Series 66 were donated to the Archives by Xenia Kaplin.
Series 67. - C:0/46/88 (A21-16)
This Series contains memorabilia of the University of Missouri, (ca. 1943). The memorabilia consist of a megaphone (11 inches tall) made of heavy paper stock with a metal mouth piece. The design, in black and gold, includes a tiger head and the letters "MU".
(1/3 c.f., UMLD1)
Note to Archivist: The memorabilia in Series 67 was received from alumna Laura Mae Cramer Miller (Bachelor of Science in Education 1943) via the Alumni Association in 2021.
Series 68. - C:0/46/89 (A22-10)
This Series contains memorablia of the University of Missouri, (ca. 1875-1970s). The memorabilia consist of a pencil drawing of the State University at Columbia, Missouri, (1875), a diploma of alumna Claudia Sparks, (1888), a large lithograph print on board of the Columbia campus by Arthur J. Elder, (1909), and an engraved montage of campus scenes by David Frederick Gray, (ca. 1970s).
(OSB, Ellis; OSF, MC)
Note to Researcher: The print based on the 1875 drawing of the Columbia campus can be found in C:0/46/44. Additional details on Claudia Sparks' enrollment and on the 1875 drawing of campus are available with the box list.
Note to Archivist: The items in Series 68 were received from the Associate Director of Alumni Relations in October of 2021. Claudia Sparks' diploma was donated by LaVeta Phillips Anderson to the Alumni Association in 1996.
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